Experience Matters
For over forty years, the Attorneys at Frank P. Barbaro & Associates have been successful in helping Southern Californians that have been harmed instead of healed by healthcare providers. Leading the charge, attorney Frank P. Barbaro has built a team of attorneys that have a reputation of being knowledgeable and aggressive medical malpractice trial lawyers who are not afraid to go the distance to fight for the client.

In addition to having experienced team, Frank P. Barbaro & Associates hires the most highly respected and trained doctors and other medical professionals to serve on the team as expert witnesses. These experts understand and can articulate how the negligent healthcare provider failed to act according to the standards of their profession.

Types of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice generally arises when a healthcare provider fails to act in accordance with the standard of practice in their profession and causes injury or death to the patient. Medical malpractice can occur in a number of places including hospitals, doctor’s offices, ambulances, nursing homes, and rehab facilities and can occur in the care of a wide variety of healthcare providers.

Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose: These cases involve the failure of a physician to correctly diagnose a problem, or the failure to diagnose it at all. When certain illnesses and conditions including cancer are not correctly diagnosed, the failure or delay in treatment often leads to harm or death to patients.

Surgical Errors Cases: Serious consequences to patient arise when a surgeon or a surgical team makes an inexcusable. Examples of surgical errors include amputating the wrong limb, treating an organ or limb other than the one with the problem, performing the wrong procedure, or accidentally leaving items like sponge or surgical instruments inside the patient.

Prescription Errors: If a patient receives the wrong medication, the wrong dose or the medication is not administered correctly; serious harm to the patient may result.

Birth Injuries: Injuries to an infant including brain development problems, neurological problems, hearing or vision deficits, or respiratory or cardiac problems often arise as result of the actions of the obstetrician or obstetrical staff did or did not do during pregnancy, or labor and delivery. Failing to correct problems like an umbilical cord wrapped around the neck of a fetus that cuts off blood supply to the baby’s brain, or improper use of forceps or other instruments can cause short-term or long-term damage that is compensable in a medical malpractice case. Even you if you suspect a birth injury years after your child is born, you should immediately contact Frank Barbaro & Associates as your child may still have a right to recover under the law.

Under most circumstances, a medical malpractice action for injury or death must be brought within one year from the date the claimant discovered the negligent act, but no more than three years from the date of injury. Furthermore, certain claims against government entities must be filed within 6 months of the date of incident. Determining the statute of limitations in medical malpractice claims can be complex and once the deadline is missed the injured party may forever lose their right to sue. If you suspect that you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, contact us immediately.